If you’ve tried downloading the official Google Voice app from the App Store within the last 21 hours, you’ve probably had no luck finding it. That’s because Google has removed the app.

According to Engadget, Senior Product Manager for Google Voice Vincent Paquet stated that the app had been pulled, due to a bug in the new version that caused the app to crash at sign in…

“Our last update of this week had a bug that caused the app to crash at sign in. We removed it so it did not affect additional users until the fix gets published.”

I myself have been incurring issues ever since I installed the app on my iPhone 4S.

Although Google did not provide an ETA for when the app will be back, Google promises that it has a fix coming, and it will release that as soon as it is ready. In the meantime, users will still be able to receive forwarded calls and messages. There are also other unofficial Google Voice apps available in the App Store.

We’ll let you know when the bug-free version is back in the App Store!

  • veda

    Yes..google voice was not working on iOS 5..I tried on the day of iOS 5 launch..it crashes every time we open to sign in!!!

  • Ray

    I got thru the crashing…If you sign in with Safe Mode enabled, it might work. Mine was crashing but after a few attempts I got signed in!

  • BloodRain

    my google voice works on ipod 4g,ios 5 i have v1.2.0.1771 google voice installed. been using it flawlessly since ios launch

  • Brett

    Off topic but was wondering if anyone finds the youtube scrubbing bar quite buggy and unsensitive?

    • Daniel

      That only happened to me during Beta 7. After I upgraded to the full version it works perfectly fine.

      • Brett

        I never had any of the betas but its really buggy on my iphone 4. Thanks for the info anyway

  • VnABC

    I have same problem on my iPhone 4 iOS5. Google keep crashing, then Deleted and reinstall, but no luck… Then, I couldn’t find it in App Store anymore.

    Ok, here is the solution. I “manually” download the previous version v. and it works well on iOS5!

    FYI: “Manual” = Installous lol

  • Spizikes

    The latest google voice app works great with SMS gv extension. I just had to log on google voice hella quick. Hehe. Once you log on google voice, set up SMS gv extension under the iPhone setting. Set the receive settings to official gv app and turn off local mail and TADA. I don’t even bother with google voice cause it pushes SMS to the SMS gv extension!!!

    • Ray

      that’s exactly what I did!

  • Jacksparrow

    Yeah gv extension is the best.

    • Manuel

      Switched from Google Voice to GV Extension in the App Store and it’s 99 times better.

  • Ok. For some reason, when I open Google Voice on my iPhone 4, it goes to Google+. I have been messing around trying to find the phone part of it with no luck. What the heck?